Located on Ol Donyo Oseiya hill, in the western ‘Mara Triangle’ sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the 74-room Mara Serena Safari Lodge is one of the oldest and largest properties in the Mara ecosystem. Dating from 1973, this substantial hotel is part of the international Serena Hotels group owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, and it has the full roster of hotel facilities. Mara Serena is the main accommodation option (indeed one of the very few places to stay) in the 510km² Mara Triangle, the western sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This area has for many years been run as a well-managed, exclusive sector of the reserve, with just two access gates (the Oloololo Gate in the north and the Purungat Bridge Gate in the south). With the steep Siria-Oloololo escarpment flanking its western edge, the Mara River forming its eastern boundary and the Tanzanian border running along the southwest, the Mara Triangle is considered the most secure sector of the national reserve and protects the majority of the Maasai Mara’s 30 or so black rhinos. Mara Serena is sited on a forested Hilltop overlooking a broad bend in the river, 1km to the east. You approach the lodge up the hill from behind, from the Mara Triangle airstrip, and enter its central parking area, where there’s always a lot of coming and going and staff appear from the lobby to welcome you.
Policies of Mara Serena Lodge
Amenities of Mara Serena Lodge